I really enjoyed my experience here. The food was great (lentil soup was very tasty& lamb chops were great), the hookah was affordable (20$ for whole table), the atmosphere was nice and the service was good. I can't wait to return!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great place. We were in a party of 4. We came from the outside it looked like a corner bakery... we were all blown away by the food and service and everything overall. Its a hidden gem of a place and its perfect that not a lot of peiple are being served at once. The staff really is always around. The ny strip steak was possibly the greatest I personally have ever had. Everything was perfect.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of 3 on a
We were a party of 3 on a Saturday night. The service and the food were both excellent. The seating was not so great. As the place was very crowded, there was only one table that was available, one of our party was left basically sitting in the middle of the aisle where the servers had to continuously excuse themselves for walking around me. The table was too small for a party of 3.
Fortunately, everything else was excellent and we will definitely return.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is great, and for
This place is great, and for the price it can't be beat. The lentil-mustard salad was fantastic. We will definitely be bringing people here in the future.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Aksum. We enjoyed everything. Our server, Elly, was amazing. The only thing we did not like was how crowded the tables were together. We were a party of 3 and one of the chairs was in the middle of the aisle, with a lot of maneuvering needing to be done when the servers were trying to get by. Other than that, we loved it and will be back.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was awesome. The food was great. We had the grape leaves, Garlic Hummus and the tortilla stick for appetizer was awesome. The Wood fire lamb was also awesome. I wasn't too crazy about the Mediterranean chicken and shrimp plate but my friend liked her dish. She had the Tiramusi and said it was good. I had the Orea Beignet and that too was awesome. If you can't tell, my experience was AWESOME!!!! great place to eat. I also saw that they have a brunch menu that includes a creme brulee french toast that I plan on going back for and trying. I will definately be going back.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Varied and interesting food.
Varied and interesting food. Some combinations we didn't expect. The cinammon in the mushroom soup had a mixed review but the mustard in the lentil salad was a hit.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than the neighborhood buzz
I went for brunch this past weekend, and the food was great. Everyone in the neighborhood has been calling it mediocre-to-good, buty experience was a step above that, and I'm not the easiest to please. Maybe because it was brunch?
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome meal and service!
All around great experience from start to finish. Very good service and, the meal was better than expected! We are a very picky family
and were all totally plead with every aspect of our experience. BYOB was an extra added treat.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spend an evening dining on the sidewalk, smoking a hookah, eating great food, drinking byob. Servers are delightful.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tickle your taste buds
Different spices give a new taste to the usual fare. Pleasant presentation to try new tastes in very casual and eclectic atmosphere. Will go again. E erroneous in our part of five plan to return.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice range of foods. based on mediterranean offering from North Africa and Europe but with a twist.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed my dinner here. I came with friends and we had a great time.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining Days not best time to go
We went for dining days and felt the service was excellent and what we ordered was very tasty! The menu , being liimited for the event, did not give the best selection of what this restaurant has to offer. Would recommend trying brunch- appears to have so much more to offer. Dishes were beautiful and flavorful and not hot-spicey.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
west philly at its finest!
2nd time there, and after toying with the idea of writing a restaurant blog critiquing Philadelphia restaurants with the truth of someone retired from the business after 30 years, this placed has inspired me! wow - great food, service, ambiance - we sat outside with our dog - the server was great - she was sweet, polite and knowledgeable about the entire menu - the food - well you know its good when their clearing in between courses and the plates are empty! definitely a great find! go - run - to 4600 Baltimore Ave., West Philly - easy parking - if you're not sold on the great desserts and/or the hooka there is wonderful ice cream within two blocks (little babies)...
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just a great place to go to for a great meal that's affordable. Parking is no problem since it is located in a neighborhood.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
very reasonably priced byob
very reasonably priced byob with great food.........the deserts were AMAZING!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable evening
This unpretentious restaurant has an eclectic menu with selections labeled specifically for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free eaters and (without the label), carnivores. Sparsely but tastefully furnished with an excellent, friendly waitstaff. The food was presented nicely and was delicious - the tomato basil soup was especially notable. Prices are reasonable, BYOB (they have wine glasses and corkscrews), the atmosphere pleasant (it is near U of P in a burgeoning residential district), there are outdoor tables for those so inclined and a nice brunch menu, although we were there for dinner. An enjoyable evening at every level and a place to which we will be happy to return soon and often.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lovely Brunch
My family and I went to Aksum for a Sunday brunch and we had a very lovely experience. The restaurant is fairly small inside but feels very comfortable. Everyone in my party ordered something different -creme brulee french toast, sweet corn griddlecakes, pancakes with cinnamon cream, and fried eggs over a chickpea stew - and we all enjoyed our really enjoyed our meals. We also all walked away extremely stuffed because the portion sizes are enormous! This was my first time trying Aksum after having passed it several times and I am very glad that I finally gave it a try. I will definitely be coming back to try more items on their menu.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant w Great Food
We love Aksum! Its always fresh and delicious. Its a great BYOB with fantastic Mediterranean food that won't kill your wallet!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Global Dining with an Urban Twist
Brunch was so amazing! We went back for dinner. An exquisite mediterranean menu that combines global flavors in a sensible way. The salmon and red snapper cooked to perfection. We particularly liked the spinach salad as an appetizer. The service is great - friendly, attentive, and personable. Ambience - warm, and very pretty.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Aksum was a wonderful experience. There was enough variety on the menu that one member of the party, a vegetarian, was able to find a menu item with no problem. We will certainly return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food for the price
My wife and I shared an appetizer, a salad, and a main course.
We were seated promptly; good service; ambience was simple but elegant, although we were seated out of the main dining area, at a table for two, between the bar & the window. Not a bad thing but if you don't like small spaces, ask for a different table.
Dishes were well seasoned with interesting flavors. Worth another visit to taste more.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM